Cameron announces £88 million investment in South West

The Prime Minister has been in Exeter to announce a £88 million pound investment in the South West. David Cameron visited the Exeter Science Park to announce the growth deal.

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Cameron announces £88 million investment in South West

David Cameron visited the Exeter Science Park to announce the growth deal. Credit: ITV News

The Prime Minister is on a whistle stop tour of the South West and has announced a £88 million investment into the area.

The money will be spent on various projects including building work, and road improvements and bringing broadband to remote areas.

The government says it will create 22,000 jobs and 11,000 new homes.

The investment will create 22,000 jobs Credit: ITV News

Cameron talks to warehouse staff in Somerset

The Prime Minister addresses workers in Bridgwater Credit: ITV News West Country

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The Prime Minister paid a visit to the Morrisons distribution centre in Bridgwater. Deputy Nick Clegg and the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman were elsewhere in the region, urging us to choose them on Thursday.

David Cameron speaks to a member of staff Credit: ITV News West Country
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